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Ford River Race


The Ford River Race is a "Scout night" event held in partnership with the Paseo del Rio Association that began over 49 years ago.  Local celebrities, corporate teams, the general public, and Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts compete in timed heats through the downtown area of the River Walk. It is the only event that allows people to canoe the downtown River Walk.


Over 100 canoe teams compete in the Ford River Race. The race begins at the Chamber of Commerce, heads east through and around the Convention Center Lagoon, through the Rivercenter Mall Lagoon and ends back at the Chamber of Commerce.

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Scout Nights are exciting times of Scout participation with San Antonio's professional sports teams, and other council coordinated adventure offerings found within our local community. Many Scout Nights include "behind the scenes" adventure OR admission to a Camp Out right before or immediately following the event.  


For more details, view the upcoming Ford River Race below or contact the Ford River Race Coordinators at

Here is a List of Upcoming Scout Night events:

  • Scout Day with Extreme Escape   (Feb 2, 2019)
  • Scout Day at the Stock Show & Rodeo   (Feb 10, 2019)
  • Scout Night with Rampage Hockey 2019   (Mar 23, 2019)
  • ScoutNight with the SA Missions   (Jun 15-16, 2019)
  • Scouts BSA Mission Reach River Race 2019   (Aug 10, 2019)
  • USS Lexington Scout Night 2019   (Aug 17-18, 2019)



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